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ten tons. small by nasa standards. >> it is very hard to see. those are only observable in a few days of earth. this one actually slipped by our notice and came into the atmosphere. >> others are under a microscope so to speak. >> nasa monitors 9,000 asteroids and the big ones, a thousand of those, we monitor quite carefully. we call those potentially hazardous objects and look at their orbits and there are many hundreds before we have to worry about close approaches by those objects. >> that is good news. not as good for russia today. the president has ordered aid to be sent to the area and schools are closed because it is zero and the windows are broken. >> right now, nasa is watching for another event unrelated to the meteor, a giant 150' asteroid will fly by earth in the next half hour. observatories around the earth are pointing telescopes in the direction of the asteroid. amy joins us live from the laboratory in oakland where there is a party going on. amy? >> the party will be tonight when we can see it, closest to the earth in the next half hour but we cannot see it. it is so
on the sticks. >> nasa has new estimates about the meteor that crashed in russia. now there is a hunt and what the earliest finds are going for on ebay. >> enjoy these sunny days. leigh glaser is up next with the accu-weather forecast. >> i'm colin rush. how out of control would josh reddick's beard get this spring? for the first time in 16 years, a mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep nu
speaking at a conference in san francisco. mrs. obama also invited nasa engineer. he spent his childhood in the bay area and became famous during the mars curiosity mission. >> kristen: you can watch it live and also at abc7news.com beginning at 6:00 as karen mentioned. mark co-reib yeo in florida will give the republican response. wheel of for tune will air at 7:30, followed by shop competition, the pace and then join the weather team to look at inside bay area weather. modern family will air and then body of praof followed by "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> we move here. the manhunt expands to mexico for a suspected los angeles cop killer. could christopher dorner slipped across the border? >> new details about the pope's resignation, secret surgery and new signs he has >>> the ceo of san francisco porn company was arrested for drug possession and prompted. peter adler uploaded a video of himself firing guns. police paid the building a visit after seeing the video online. officers say they found cocaine on the property and took him into the custody. kink.com was featured in a documentary tha
, but remain calm a huge asteroid is taking a trip past the earth. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so huge that the space rock is 150 meters if diameter and rendezvouses with planet earth tomorrow. astronomers say the space rock will not impact the earth but will make a very close pass. >> a new study shows use of the morning after poll has more than doubled. the survey found 11 percent of sexually active woman took the pill from 2006 to 2010, up from 4 percent when the survey was done in 2002. the data fund a fourth of sexually active women took the pill which will fuel further debate over the health care law that will require employers to provide free birth control pills. >> have you looked outside? there was a little bit of fog and the sun was out. >> just barely over the water, it is almost gone, and a warming trend and temperatures are on the way up to not record levels but warmer than average. now a look outside to show you what is going on wait. wait. wait. there you go, what we are looking at is pictures from south beach this morning
thousands of people, mostly from broken glass. nasa says it was the size of a building and moving at 40,000 miles per hour. >> the recent occurrences is probably what makes it interesting. that's what has me up here. >> what do you know of asteroids? >> i know they can be dangerous. >> meanwhile, another asteroid is passing very close to the earth tonight. it is the closest any asteroid has ever gotten to the earth. stargazers came out to get a glimpse of a fuzzy dot on a video screen. 17,000 miles seems like a long distance, but the asteroid is so close to the earth that astronomers say the earth's gravity is bending its path. >> which means it has some potential, although not an immediate potential of hitting the earth. >> a lot of astronomical activity in the past 24 hours, but astronomers hearsay it is just a -- here say it is a wonderful coincidence. reporting live from the space and science center in oakland, a alan wang, abc news. >> they are so close together. it is odd. people have been tweeting about it. this from texas girl erin who said, just saw it from market and fifth. an
to represent the success of nasa. >> first lady also invited parents of murdered chicago teen to sit with her. pendleton shot and killed last month just days after performing during president obama inauguration parade. authorities today filed murder charges against 2 gang members in the case. >> issue of gun control is cas casting big shah 0over the state of the union. each member of congress allowed to bring one guest to the president annual speech and more than 20 democrat bringing victims of gun violence as their guest. in the mean time texas republican steve stockman bringing gun loving rocker judge interest. he said he would be either dead or in jail by this time next year if obama got reelected. president address live over on abc 7 and beginning at 6 tomorrow night. florida senator aruba 0will deliver the republican response. complete coverage of an important day in american political life tomorrow. >> well still ahead tonight on 7 news at 9:00. final phase of major bay area highway project. we show you the plan for eliminating one of the east bay biggest bottle neck. >> why san f
was headed our way until a spanish dentist and amateur astronomer randomly discovered it a year ago. nasa doesn't have the resources to look for asteroids. which is why a trio of american astronauts and rocket scientist raise money to launch their own asteroid early warning system called sentinel dedicated telescope scanning the stars for threats. >> this asteroid is a wake up call we should be looking out there. these things do hit the earth. >>reporter: we can keep the plan it safe say scientist, if we just know what is out there headed our way. this is abc news, seattle. >>> that will get our attentio attention. he was in a bigger rush than she was. come up next on 7 news at 9. court ship by a former president. stay with us. i'll through presidents' day, get 36 months interest-free financing and save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. plus, free delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. keep more presidents in your wallet. this special financing offer ends presidents' day
warning rather than a year a month or even a few seconds lake we saw did. ceo former nasa restaurant ed lou who said it would have made a difference if it was on impact course with earth. >> with 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years of notice it's pretty straight forward to deflect an asteroid. >> that's what we would have had with today big wuchbility it could have wiped out an area as largely as our own. that's why the b.6 12 foundation hoping to raise public donation of 4 50 million dollars. small price they say compared with paying for the alternative. >> how could we let our civilization or parts of our civilization or huge parts of our city or whatever go away. be destroyed if we could have done something about it. >> one other interesting note. government funded think tank called the ram institute concluded if we learned this asteroid were headed to earth and couldn't stop it that it would end all life here, the public should not be notified. institute suggest telling people only that there's something we can do about it. in the newsroom, abc 7 news. jeans. >> we have if you details tonigh
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